TO DO OUR SHARE:
THE AFRICAN CANADIAN EXPERIENCE IN WWI

October 21 & 22, 2016
Fountain Learning Commons  ::  Acadia University

SCHEDULE

Friday, October 21st, 2016
Our Excluded Past: WW1 and Discriminatory Enlistment
Today's events sponsored by the Royal Society of Canada

5:00 PM  

                       

6:00 PM 

                     

                       

7:00 PM 

8:00 PM

Registration at Fountain Commons

(click here for map and parking instructions)

Reception with refreshments

                     

Poster session showcasing student research

Film screening, Honour Before Glory, a one-hour docudrama by Anthony Sherwood, based on his great-uncle William A. White’s wartime diaries.

Audience question and answer session with Anthony Sherwood.

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

8:00 AM

 

                       

9:00 AM

                     

9:45 AM

 

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11:15 AM

 

11:30 AM

 

 

12:00 PM 

Breakfast (included in registration fee) & registration

 

Poster session showcasing student research

Welcoming remarks and greetings

Panel:  The Reverend William A. White:  Faith, Courage and Community

Chair:  Dr. Leslie Oliver

Panelists:  Nancy Oliver-MacKenzie; Pat Townsend; Danielle Pittman

Refreshments (included in registration fee)

Keynote sponsored by the Royal Society of Canada, James W. St. G. (Jim) Walker:  (Coloured) in Context: The No. 2 and the White Man’s War

Lunch  (included in registration fee)

1:30 PM                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3:00 PM

                    

3:30 PM

5:00 PM

Panel:  The No. 2 Construction Battalion:  They Fought to Fight

Chair:  Sylvia Parris

Panelists:  Hyacinth Simpson; Melissa N. Shaw; Isaac Saney

Refreshments (included in registration)

Panel:  African Canadian Experience in WWI: Commemoration and the Creation of Public Memory

Chair:  Afua Cooper

Panelists:  Keith Mercer; Craig Smith; Brian Gilchrist; Anthony Sherwood

Book signings

  • Lindsay Ruck

  • Anthony Sherwood

  • Jim Walker

6:00 PM                     

 

 

 

8:00 PM

Gala Dinner (included in registration fee)

 

George Borden "Black Soldier's Lament"

Afua Cooper "Negro Cemeteries"

Closing remarks

TO DO OUR SHARE: THE AFRICAN CANADIAN EXPERIENCE IN WWI

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